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"Great experience, terrible job."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Aquatics in Monroe, WA
Current Employee - Aquatics in Monroe, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great way to get to know your community and provide a positive influence on good people.

Cons

Horrible hours, pay and communications by middle management. Our facility and department had some of the highest satisfaction ratings in the country. Management keeps leading us on with promises of promotions and our 3% yearly raise eleven months of the year and then when the time comes they say its not in the budget. Five years of lies and dishonest tactics by middle and upper management have left a very sour taste in my mouth and concerns with upper leadership in this organization.

Advice to Management

Be honest and communicate. There is a huge divide and abuse of power. We see them sitting and chatting all day while we do the work and they reap the benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Trying to be profitable despite the mission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it used to be that the more profitable locations supplemented the location's losing money. That allowed the organization to provide services to poorer communities.

    Cons

    Now if a location isn't making money, they sell it off so that the balance sheet looks great and they have a cash reserve to pay the high salaries these former tribune executives use to get.

    Advice to Management

    The Y's mission should be greater than "fiscal responsibility." Other Metro YMCA's can do it, Why can't you?


  2. "Great employer to explore various positions."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours to work.

    Cons

    Can have too many hours to work.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing fine.

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